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NOTCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does notch mean? 

NOTCH (noun)
  The noun NOTCH has 4 senses:

1. a V-shaped indentation
2. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
3. a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface
4. a small cut

  Familiarity information: NOTCH used as a noun is uncommon.


NOTCH (verb)
  The verb NOTCH has 2 senses:

1. cut or make a notch into
2. notch a surface to record something

  Familiarity information: NOTCH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NOTCH (noun)


Sense 1notch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A V-shaped indentation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Context example:

mandibular notch

Hypernyms ("notch" is a kind of...):

indentation; indenture (a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "notch"):

incisura; incisure ((anatomy) a notch or small hollow)


Sense 2notch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

mountain pass; notch; pass

Context example:

we got through the pass before it started to snow

Hypernyms ("notch" is a kind of...):

location (a point or extent in space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "notch"):

saddle; saddleback (a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle))

col; gap (a pass between mountain peaks)

defile; gorge (a narrow pass (especially one between mountains))

Instance hyponyms:

Khyber Pass (a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India)

Donner Pass (a mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe; site where in 1844 some members of an emigrant party survived by eating those who had died)

Cumberland Gap (a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west)

Brenner Pass (an Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions)

Holonyms ("notch" is a part of...):

chain; chain of mountains; mountain chain; mountain range; range; range of mountains (a series of hills or mountains)


Sense 3notch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

there were four notches in the handle of his revolver

Hypernyms ("notch" is a kind of...):

indentation; indenture (a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "notch"):

serration (a single notch in a row of notches)

thumb index (one of a series of rounded notches in the fore edge of a book to indicate sections)

undercut (a notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall)


Sense 4notch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small cut

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

snick; nick; notch

Hypernyms ("notch" is a kind of...):

cut; cutting (the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge)


NOTCH (verb)


Sense 1notch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut or make a notch into

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

notch the rope

Hypernyms (to "notch" is one way to...):

incise (make an incision into by carving or cutting)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "notch"):

mark; nock; score (make small marks into the surface of)

indent (notch the edge of or make jagged)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2notch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Notch a surface to record something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "notch" is one way to...):

enter; put down; record (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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